Zane Rey Wooley, 42, of Bridge City, passed away Aug. 24. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Sunday, Aug. 30, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 pm, Saturday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.
Born in Crowley, La, December 9, 1972. Our Lord Savior has a plan and at times loved ones are taken from us too early. It is obvious our Lord needed a boat captain. Zane was taken from this world way too soon. Twenty six days from the day of the accident, Zane passed away due to his injuries. As his nature, he fought to the very end. He was a one of a kind man. He loved his motorcycle, the Saints, his friends and his family. His whole life he has fought to be where he is today. He started out as a deck hand on a dive boat and worked his way up to a boat captain for Enterprise Products. Throughout his life he never met a stranger. Zane was always forming new and lasting friendships along the way. Each friend he made became a family member. He impacted all that he came into contact with. He loved many and is loved by many.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Brandi. Zane and Brandi met at a casino in 2001. Through a few trials and tribulations Brandi and Zane married. Out of this union came two very sweet, emotional and high energy children, Bailey and Kathryn.
Zane is also survived by his other daughters, Chevlyn, Nisa and husband Brandon James and Christine; parents, Pamela and Ludrin “Pa Lou” Viator and father, Ronald Wooley; in-laws, Janice and Phillip Todora; sister, Ashlyn “Scooby” and husband “Fatty” Paul Beard; brother, Arrow Wooley; step-brother, Josh Viator and wife Kassey; step-sister, Shelly Viator; niece and nephews, Piper Beard, Colton Beard and Rowdy Viator; grandmother, Ernestine “Granny Ernie” Earls; many aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Zane is also survived by his special fur baby, Bruno.
He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Myrtle Faye “MeeMee” Royle, Kenneth Royle, Bill Wooley, April Wooley and Penny Wooley.
Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Powers, Nicholas Mathis, Trey Todora, Terry Royle, Arrow Wooley, Shelby Comeaux, “Fatty” Paul Beard and Ross “Rooster” Meche. Honorary pallbearers are Colton Beard, John Anzaldua, J.J. Kane, Zack Royle, Nowlin Coleman, Atticus Coleman, Josh Viator and Rowdy Viator.
Zane will be truly missed. May your angel always ride with you. Ride on!
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at PO Box 758517, Topeka, Ks 66675.